New Business for Central Florida’s Coast
Ormond Beach Impressive New Business Growth Rate
The Central Florida coastal region has seen major growth in the past year. Ormond Beach leads the pack with several new organizations and business launching grand openings all year. According to the Ormond Beach Economic Development Department, 26 more business licenses were registered this year than last and Ormond is undergoing $38.5 million in total construction (that’s $12.5 million more than last year).
Here are a few noteworthy openings going underway:
In May, Ormond welcomed the new Environmental Discovery Center to display the wondrous ecosystems that rest in the heart of the town. The city hopes to shed light on the beauty of Ormond beyond the beach.
Businesses amass the small coastal city this year. Construction started on an Ormond Beach Vystar branch, which is expected to open for business in September. The 39th Vystar branch is anticipated to bring a heaping increase in small business loans to the entire central Florida coastal region. Looks like the business expansion movement isn’t stopping anytime soon.
A pharmacy has broken ground also, bringing a new and improved CVS to Ormond. All this contruction being funneled by Haley Construction, Inc. Originally based out of Daytona Beach, Haley Construction recognized the impending growth in Ormond Beach so it moved headquarters to Airport Business Park.
Closer to our hearts is the grand opening of Advanced Air & Heat Ormond Beach location. Advanced Air & Heat has always serviced the coastal central Florida region, spanning from Palm Coast south to Edgewater and inland to Deltona and Deland, but wanted to create a more local presence in its northern regions. Customers will be able to visit an office closer to home at 265 Rosewood Ave Ormond Beach, Fl for any questions pertaining to air conditioning services, pool heat pumps, blown-in attic insulation, and much more. Join Advanced Air & Heat for our ribbon-cutting on Tuesday July, 5th!
Beyond business, Ormond Beach is increasing parking space and considering transit expansion as well. The City Commission recently approved a new parking lot downtown on Lincoln Ave, which is expected to be completed in early September. In addition, talk about expanding the Sunrail system to the coast into Daytona Beach is being revisited by county officials. In 2014, Volusia County funded a lengthy investigation regarding extension into Daytona Beach, but so far the region is still deliberating the project.
2016 will bring lots of new business faces to Ormond Beach and rejuvenate the local economy in the process. Keep an eye out for these new local businesses opening up around you.